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benignity, which so frequently brightened his masculine countenance, carried with it a peculiar charm. This expression of benignity, and the powers of speech which it always accompanied, are now stilled in the silent grave: but never will the impression they produced be effaced from the recollection of the friends who remain to lament his loss !

In reference to the highest and most important of all our moral obligations, he appeared to consider religion as a concern betwixt the Almighty and our own conscience alone. But, from all his conduct and avowed sentiments on this momentous subject, it is at once gratifying and satisfactory to be assured, that his views and feelings with regard both to natural and to revealed religion were such as every real Christian could have wished them to be. With such principles and dispositions it is hardly necessary to observe, that in every domestic and social relation he was a pat tern of kind affection and propriety of conduct.

Over the remarkable and instructive union of intellectual and moral excellence now described, Death has at length drawn his veil. How justly it was appreciated in this community, and how feelingly its extinction is now regretted, may be concluded from the last honours which were paid to the remains of Professor Christison by the Patrons and Members of the University, and by an attendance of friends and students unusually numerous and respectable. To all appearance the strength and soundness of his constitution corresponded to the vigorous character of his mind, and promised, from his regular habits of temperance, a duration of life prolonged beyond the usual term. But an inward disease, which seems to have eluded observation, had long, it is possible, preyed on the vitals of his frame, and has unexpectedly deprived society of so valuable a member, at an age comparatively little advanced.

This hasty sketch of departed worth, exhibiting features somewhat novel, has perhaps exceeded the proper bounds. But it will be received with the greater indulgence, that it is the affectionate tribute of a friendship, which, without abatement or interruption, has subsisted upwards of forty years, and will not soon be able to reflect on its termination by the stroke of death, without a tear of painful remembrance in thinking of what can never be recalled. Such an intimacy afforded peculiar opportunity of appreciating a character which well deserves to be generally known, and which ought not soon to be forgotten.

The funeral of Professor Christison presented a very solemn and mournful proces. sion to an immense concourse of spectators. The gentlemen who had studied under the late Professor met in the College-yard, at

half past one o'clock, and thence proceeded to his house in Argyle Square. The Professors of the University met in the Collegeyard at the same time, and walked in pro cession, in front of the students, preceded by their officer, bearing the insignia reversed and covered with crape, to the Professor's house, where they were in readiness to receive the Right Hon. the Lord Provost and Magistrates of the city. At half past two o'clock, the procession moved from the house, through Brown's Square and Candlemaker-Row, to the Greyfriars' buryingground. The students of the University, who had attended his class, walked before the body, which was supported by pallbearers and relatives, followed by the Lord Provost and Magistrates in their robes; the Principal and Professors of the University, with their respective officers, and the friends and acquaintances of the deceased. The procession walked four and four, and it is supposed, the whole train of mourners consisted of not less than 600 or 700.


PATRICK COLQUHOUN, LL. D. who died recently in London, was descended from an ancient family settled in Dumbartonshire for many centuries. A younger son, he proceed ed to Virginia, and there, although in the wilds of America, having access to a valuable library, he, by his own industry, completed his education. Returning to Scotland, he established himself in Glasgow, and, for three successive years, was elected Lord Provost of that city.

In his active and enterprising mind originated the Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Exchange Tontine. He regu lated and improved the Forth and Clyde Navigation, so beneficial to the internal commerce of the island; and to him Scotland is much indebted for many services rendered to her manufacturing interests, acknowledged by presents of not fewer than seven distinct votes of plate from as many different public bodies in Glasgow, including the Royal Burghs of Scotland. He removed to London, and was nominated a Police Magistrate; but his was not a disposition to confine itself to the routine of mere official studies; or, seeing evils and imperfections in a system, to object, find fault with them, and leave them as they were. He felt it his duty to suggest remedies, and, as far as the means were afforded him, practically to prove the utility of his suggestions; with this feel. ing, he published the "Police of the Metropolis," and, soon after, his assistance was solicited by the Duke of Portland to systematize and superintend the marine police of the River Thames. Mr Secretary Dundas estimated the increase to the revenue from the system established at L.30,000

annually on sugar alone, by the prevention of depredations on that article, and so expressed it in his speech on introducing the Thames police bill into the House. The planters acknowledged their obligations by a vote of plate, value L.500, which was succeeded by one for L.100 from the Russia merchants, and followed by votes of thanks from all the commercial interests in the metropolis, who had materially benefited by the improvement in the morals of the aquatic labourers. Mr Colquhoun's mind was actively employed in, suggesting plans to alleviate the distresses of the poor during scarcity-to relieve their wants, while, by vigorous measures, he checked the spirit of insubordination and revolution which at that time governed their proceedings. He established the society at Lloyd's by his influence with, some of the most respectable merchants ever ready to assist the poor and needy and, by the example of establishments for the distribution of soup, potatoes, herrings, &c. in his district-and societies for the withdrawing the pawns of the indigent, he induced the Lords of the Council to recommend a similar system throughout the kingdom; and a pamphlet written by him on this subject, at the desire of their Lordships, was circulated by the Secretary of State accordingly. The Duke of Portland was fully sensible of his usefulness, and repeatedly conveyed " his Majesty's high satisfaction at the unremitting and zealous attention to all the objects which came within the scope of his official situation, and to the means of establishing a system of morality and good order in the metropolis."

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He suggested, in 1806, the establishment of saving banks, which he calls a great desideratum in political economy, "" to lead the poor by gentle and practicable means into the way of bettering themselves, to convince them that they have a stake in the country as well as the rich, and that the Government should place their contributions on so secure and respectable a footing that they may look to it with certainty as a relief in time of sickness, and as a prop in old age. This plan has been followed up by the debentures from Government; but he wished to extend the system to annuities to persons descending into years, and others, after contributions

had been made for a certain number of years to form a capital for this purpose."

So highly was he esteemed, as well in the dominions of his Majesty abroad as on the continent of Europe, that the colonies, of St Vincent, Nevis, Dominica, and the Virgin Islands, as also the Free Hanseatic Republics of Lubec, Bremen, and Hamburgh, on the declared ground of public character and services, nominated him their Representative and Consul-General in this country, and proved their estimation of his services by several presents of plate,

In addition to the Treatises on the Police of the Metropolis and River Thames, he published his work on the Power, Wealth, and Resources of the British Empire, and various others on Criminal Jurisprudence, on Political Economy, and on the Commerce and Manufactures of Great Britain. He was one of the five persons who first met, including Count Rumford, and originated the Royal Institution in London; and was an active member of the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor, who, on their minutes, notice his death as a loss sincerely to be lamented, "from his having invariably distinguished himself as one of the earliest members of the institution by the activity of his benevolence, and his exertions in promoting the objects of the society." His correspondence was most extensive with all quarters of the globe, and he lived to see many of his suggestions for the improvement of prison discipline, of the morals and habits of criminals, for the discouragement of vice, and the promoting of virtue, carried into execution, and acknowledged by benevolent persons in New York and elsewhere.

The University of Glasgow, not unmindful of his merits, conferred upon him the distinction of Doctor of Laws; the city of Edinburgh, &c. the freedom of the Corporation, while he was a member of nume. rous useful and charitable institutions in the metropolis.

It might well be said of him that he had a mind fertile in conception, kind and benevolent in disposition, and bold and persevering in execution. Ever ready to give his advice and assistance when his means enabled him to do so, and that his long and laborious life was honourable to himself and useful to his country.

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2. At Coats House, near Edinburgh, Mrs Carnegie, a daughter..

4. Mrs Tod, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, a son.

5. The lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Ross, 4th dragoon guards, a daughter.

At Biggar Park, Mrs Gillespie, a daughter.

At Dundas Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Crawford, a daughter.

At West Kirk Manse, Edinburgh, Mrs Dickson, a daughter.

- In George Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Wedderburne, a son.

8. The lady of William Mackintosh, Esq. Great King Street, Edinburgh, a son. 12. At Paris, the Right Hon. Lady Sinclair, a son.

At Cockairny House, Fifeshire, the lady of Lieut.-Colonel Moubray, a son. 13. The lady of John Cay, Esq. 5, Northumberland Street, a son.

17. At Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, Mrs General Dundas, a son.

20. At Grange Bank, near Edinburgh, Mrs Hair, a son.

21. At Culduthel, the lady of Affleck Fraser, Esq, a son.

24. At Milton House, Edinburgh, Mrs George Moncreiff, a daughter.

Lately. At her father's house, Edinburgh, the lady of Murdoch M'Laine, Esq. of Lochbuy, a daughter.


April 26. At Plantation House, in the Island of St Helena, Count Balmain, Commissioner of his Majesty the Emperor of Russia, to Miss Charlotte Johnson, eldest daughter of Lady Lowe, and grand-daugh ter of Sir John Johnstone, Bart.

May 23. At St Croix, James Brown, Esq. merchant there, to Miss Krause, daughter of Colonel Krause, of the Danish service.

June 1. At St Petersburgh, Sir William Crichton, M.D. to Sophia, daughter of M. Le Chevalier de Suthoff, &c. &c.

14. At Edinburgh, Wm. Belfrage, Esq. writer, Edinburgh, to Mary, eldest daughter of Robert Carfrae, Esq. late Barrackmaster at Palermo.

22. At Gartmore House, Thomas Durham Calderwood of Polton, Esq. to Miss Cunninghame Graham.

26. At Edinburgh, Dr Thomas Shortt, Physician to his Majesty's Forces, to Henrietta, daughter of Alexander Young, Esq. of Harburn, W. S.

At Rockhall, James Charles Macrae, Esq. of Holmains, to Margaret Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Alexander Grierson, Esq. younger of Lag.

27. At Derby, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, G.C.B. to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Francis Hurt, Esq. of Alderwasley, in Derbyshire.

30. At London, the Right Hon. John Bowes, Earl of Strathmore, to Miss Mary Millner.

July 3. At Glasgow, Thomas Paterson, Esq. Paymaster in his Majesty's 22d regi ment of foot, to Margaret, eldest daughter of James Miller, Esq. merchant there.

6. At Edinburgh, Captain James Stirling, R. N. of Glentyan, fourth son of the late John Stirling of Kippendavie, Esq. to Mary, third daughter of the late Day Hort Macdowall, Esq. of Castle Semple.

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At Aberdeen, Dr George Gordon M'Lean, to Miss Frances Helen, daughter of John Angus, Esq. of Tillicorthy.

7. At Edinburgh, Lieutenant F. Beaumont, Royal Navy, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late William Dawson, Esq. of Graden.

10. At London, Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. James Hamilton Stanhope, to Lady Frederica Louisa Murray.

11. At Edinburgh, John Dow, Esq. W. S. to Miss Margaret Russell, eldest daughter of the late William Russell, Esq., merchant in Glasgow.

At Leith, James Thomson, Esq. Stirling, to Jane, daughter of William Grinly, Esq. late merchant in Leith.

At Edinburgh, John Livingstone, Esq. of Shortridgehead, to Miss Mary Nielson, Charlotte Street, Edinburgh.

12. At Jedburgh, Mr William H. Lizars, St James's Square, Edinburgh, to Henrietta, daughter of Robert Wilson, Esq. surgeon, Jedburgh.

13. At Paisley, the Rev. John Bruce, Newmilns, to Isabella, eldest daughter of the Rev. William Ferrier, Paisley.

At Clegro, in Rutlandshire, Thomas Francis Kennedy, Esq. of Dunure, Ayrshire, M. P. to Sophia, only daughter of the late Sir Samuel Romilly.

14. At Resolis, Captain A. Gallie, late of the 78th Highlanders, to Miss Anne Munro Arthur, daughter of the Rev. Mr Arthur, Resolis.

At Edinburgh, Anthony Bigot, Esq. of London, to Miss Anne Macdougall, daughter of William Macdougall, Esq. of Sloane Street, Chelsea, London.

17. At Stirling, Lieutenant Lueius French, of the 67th regiment, to Mary, eldest daugh ter of Robert Young, Esq.

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At Ayr, Charles D. Gairdner, Esq. to Miss Cowan, only daughter of William Cowan, Esq. banker, present Provost of Ayr.

John Farquhar, Esq. of Pitscandly, Forfarshire, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr George Shillito, of Upper Thames Street, London.

18. At Humbie, Mr William Wyld, merchant, Leith, to Eliza, only daughter of Alexander Dudgeon, Esq.

At Glasgow, Kenneth Bruce Stewart, Esq. of Annat, to Janet, youngest daughter of Encas Morrison, Esq. of Glasgow.

20. Captain Robert Melville Grindlay, of the Honourable East India Company's service, to Maria Susanna, eldest daughter of John William Commerell, Esq. of Lower Berkeley Street,

25. At Leith, Mr Robert More, distiller, Underwood, to Susan, daughter of Mr John M'Leod, Leith.

27. Mr Spencer Chichester, to Lady Augusta Paget, daughter of the Marquis of Anglesea.

Lately. At Hermitage Place, Leith Links, John M'Kean, Esq. W. S. accountant, to Margaret, youngest daughter of the late John Thomson, Esq. Leith.

At Cargilfield, by the Rev. Dr Campbell, William Bell, Esq. of London, to Elizabeth, third daughter of George Kinnear, Esq. banker in Edinburgh.


Jan. 7.-At Fort William, Calcutta, Thomas Dingwall Fordyce, Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant and Quartermaster of the Bengal Artillery, youngest son of Arthur Dingwall Fordyce, Esq. of Culsh."

11. At Madras, Dr Alexander Stewart, Secretary to the Medical Board, &c. at that place, youngest son of the late Captain Donald Stewart of Shierglass.

May 6. At Point St Charles, near Montreal, Mr John Watson, son of the late Rev. Mr Watson of Glasgow.

24. At Perth, in the 73d year' of her age, Mrs Pringle, spouse to the Rev. Dr Pringle.

At Glasgow, Mr William Miller, merchant.

25. At Montreal, Captain Alexander Webster, of his Majesty's 50th regiment of foot.

Mrs Finlayson of Jeanfield.

At sea, on his return from Lisbon, whither he had gone for recovery of his health, Thomas Stodart, Esq. Cardrona Mains, Peebles-shire.

At his house, Greenock, Patrick Nicholson of Ardmore, Esq.

27. At Auchindinny House, Mrs Inglis, widow of Vice-Admiral John Inglis of Auchindinny.

29. At Inverness, in her 57th year, Mrs Marjory Maclean, daughter of the late Charles Maclean, Esq. of Dochgarroch, and relict of Mr Alexander Lee, merchant.

At Montrose, Mrs Elizabeth Lamb, spouse of Colin Alison, Esq. writer in Montrose.

30. At Inverness, at an advanced age, Miss Ann Mackintosh, sister of the late Angus Mackintosh, Esq. of Holm.

31. At the Manse of Lochalsh, Dr Alexander Downie.

At Lauriston Place, John Johnston, only son of the Rev. John Johnston.

At Stronchrigan, near Fort William,

Mrs Stewart, wife of Duncan Stewart, Esq. of Achnacoan, and Collector of his Majes ty's Customs at Fort William.

31. At Market Weighton, Mr Bradley, the Yorkshire Giant. When dead' he measured nine feet in length, and three feet over the shoulders.

June 1.-At Guernsey, Lieut. Andrew Nathaniel Napier, of the Royal Navy, son of the late John Napier, Esq. of Tintin hull, Somersetshire, and brother to Major Napier of the Royal Artillery.

2. At Douniestoun, George Buchanan, Esq. in the 62d year of his age.

At Perth, John Gloag, Esq. of Greenhill, in the 82d year of his age. 3. At Aberdeen, Mary, daughter of Alex. Innes, Esq. of Pitmedden.

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At the Manse of Bervie, in the 81st year of his age, the Rev. Robert Croll, many years minister of the parish of Bervie. 4. At London, the Right Hon. Henry Grattan, M. P.

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At Edinburgh, Mr Nisbett Rutherfurd, youngest son of the late Henry Rutherfurd, Esq. of Hunthill.

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Francis Drummond, Esq. of Sloans Street, in the county of Middlesex, Captain in the late 98th regiment of foot, in the 72d year of his age, representative of the ancient and respectable family of the Drum> { monds of Hawthornden, in the county of Edinburgh. He has left three sons and three daughters to lament his loss. His eldest son is now Lieutenant-Colonel in the 3d regiment of foot guards.

6. At Bath, aged 67, Lieutenant-Colonel Flint, late of the Hon. East India Com pany's Service, Madras establishment.

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At Arbroath, Mr John Eyles, surgeon in the 47th year of his age.

At Delrow, Herts, Lieut-Colonel Leighton Cathcart Dalrymple, C. B. 15th hussars, second son of General Sir Hew Dalrymple, Bart.

7. At Annan, Lieutenant-Colonel Brown of Bosseyreach, Jamaica, after a long and severe illness..

8. Mr John Stewart of Innerdunning, aged 89 years.

At Soroba, Mary, daughter of Major M'Dougall, younger of Soroba.

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9. At Kilmarnock, Mrs Agnes Smith, relict of the late Hugh Galt, Esq. Irvine. 10. At Leith, Mr John Murray, merchant there.

11. At his house in Lynedoch Place, Edinburgh, Major James Weir, R. M. of Tollcross and Drumsheugh.

12. At London, Major Archibald Maclachlan, of the Royal Marines, eldest son of the late Mr L. Maclachlan, Leven more, Argyleshire.

At Queensferry, the Rev. John Hen derson, minister of that parish for 38 years, and 35 years Clerk to the Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale.

At Bath, the Hon. Miss P. Hely Hutchinson, sister of the Earl of Donoughmore, and of Lord Hutchinson.

John Gray, Esq. of Birdston, at the advanced age of 78 years.

13. At Content Street, Ayr, Mrs Anna Buchanan, spouse of Wm. A. Smith, Adjutant Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry.

On his passage from Demerara, Francis James Adam, Esq. youngest son of the Lord Chief Commissioner of the Jury Court.

At Crossmichael Manse, the Rev. John Johnstone, in the 64th year of his age, and 37th of his ministry.

14. At Broughton Place, Mrs Jemima Liddell Bell, wife of Mr George Yule, merchant, Edinburgh.

Aged 80 years, the Rev. William Richardson, D. D. Rector of Glonfeckle, and formerly a senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.

Suddenly, at Paradise, near Kelso, Mrs Agnes Stuart, aged 71, widow of the late Mr John Jerdan, Bailie of Kelso.

15. At his house, Craig's Close, in the 60th year of his age, Mr James Low, clerk to the late Lord Woodhouselee.

16. At his seat, Petersham, Lord Charles Spencer.

117. At Castle Douglas, Miss Gordon Anderson, aged 18 years.

At Limekilns, the Rev. William Hadden, minister of the gospel there.

19. At his house, Spring Grove, near Hounslow, the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. G. C. B. President of the Royal Society, aged 80.-The loss to science by the demise of this excellent man and liberal patron will be long and severely felt. Sir Joseph was a martyr to the gout, with which he had been afflicted for upwards of forty years; and, during the last sixteen years, he was carried about, having lost the use of his limbs. Although so far advanced in life, he was uniformly a cheerful and pleasant companion. Their late Majesties frequently visited his botanical repositories. The library in Soho Square was closed on Monday. Sir Joseph pos sessed a princely fortune, of which he assigned a large portion to the encourage

ment of science, particularly natural history, private and public charities, and do. mestic hospitality.

19. At Stainton in Yorkshire, the Rev. Charles Baillie Hamilton, Archdeacon of Cleveland, second son of the late George Baillie of Jerviswood, and cousin of the Earl of Haddington.

At Burntisland, Mr John Kelly, aged 56 years, much regretted.

At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Caw, relict of the late Mr William M'Cliesh, printer there.

20. At Leith Walk, Mr John Marshall, sculptor.

21. At his house in Edinburgh, John Mackenzie of Applecross, Esq.

22. At Shabdon House, Surrey, the seat of Archibald Little, Esq. Mrs Oliver, spouse of William Oliver, Esq. of Dinlabyre.

At the house of Lord Viscount Duncan, Mrs Oswald, wife of Alexander Oswald, Esq. and her infant son.

At Greenock, Mr Thomas Boag,


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At Caunton, near Newark, aged 96 years, Mr William Talbot, better known in that neighbourhood by the name of "Old Grandad." He was father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, to 126 child ren, of whom there are now living 96. Last winter he walked several times two miles to see the hounds throw off.

26. At Aberdeen, Miss Sibella Brebner, daughter of Alex, Brebner of Learney,

27. At Edinburgh, in the 22d year of his age, Alexander Duncan, the eldest son of Mr Alexander Dallas, W. S.

28. At Carphin, Mrs Rait.

At Glasgow, Mr Peter M'Funn, merchant, aged 59 years. 29. At his seat, Hyde Hall, Hertfordshire, the Earl of Roden.

Suddenly at Brighton, the Right Honourable Lord Gwydir, who held the situation of officiating Great Chamberlain of England in right of his wife, Lady Willoughby d'Eresby. His Lordship succeeded his great uncle, Sir Merrick Burrell, Bart. in the title in 1787; represented Boston in several Parliaments, and officiat. ed at the Trial of Warren Hastings, as Deputy Great Chamberlain of England,

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